West Newbury, Bow hunting eyed for deer January 22, 2013 Massachusetts

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West Newbury, Bow hunting eyed for deer January 22, 2013 Massachusetts, The Daily News of Newburyport
Driscoll said West Newbury has a larger-than-typical deer population for its square footage, which can lead to multiple health and biological problems. West Newbury has 20 to 26 deer per square mile, but the ideal is eight to 10 deer [U.S. Forest service recommend 15 to 28, too low at 10] ... Selectman Glenn Kemper proposed the formation of the committee ... provided the committee with a memo outlining messages the selectmen’s office has received since the group was formed. Most of the messages were from people against or unsure of the plan....


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